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A few hundred patrons gathered at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel near Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue for the inaugural Culture and Arts Ball. Presented by the MOVEMAKERS, Pyramid, Civilized Lifestyle, and the 2019 Culture & Arts Ball Committee, and sponsored by Ciroc, Don Julio, and Gentlemen Jack, the black-tie evening was filled with Black excellence. “The…

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The African American Leadership Awards celebrated six years of recognizing Black excellence at the prestigious Charles H. Wright Museum of African American history in Detroit. The momentous occasion, held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, began as a way to pull together African American community leaders, business leaders and elected officials from around the state of Michigan…

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Kendall Bessent is an up-and-coming photographer to keep an eye on. Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Bessent has boosted his photography career by working with local influencers and mainstream artists such as Wisdom ATL and Lil Baby. As Kendall Bessent’s photography business, Kengotrich, continues to grow, he manages to maintain full-time hours as…

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Dr. Roderick Edmond is the distinguished founding and managing partner of Edmond Lindsay & Atkins LLP, an Atlanta law firm specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College, a medical degree from Duke University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. Throughout his…

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Shirley Langley has more than 20 years of experience in accounting. Langley owns Shirley A. Langley, CPA, a full-service accounting firm that provides a wide variety of accounting, tax and financial management services to the city of Atlanta.  Committed to encouraging women of color, Langley often takes time to mentor young Black women and helps them realize…

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Christopher Scott is the founder of Opulent Credit Builders Inc. Scott helps individuals, families, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to repair, clean and improve their credit in less than three months. Rolling out had the opportunity to chat with Scott about his thriving business. So, what’s your story? I’m Christopher Scott, owner of Opulent Credit Builders Inc. I’m a…

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